Petition to Everyone
FIJI - University of Iowa
On the night of September 5th 2020, a sophomore girl went to hang out with her friends at the University of Iowa Fiji house while she had no clue what they had in store for her. This sophomore girl was, drugged, raped, videotaped, and photographed, and left her with no memory of what they had done to her. These boys planned to rape this girl, along with many others and continue to get away with it. Not only did these boys plan this and carry it out, but they sent the videos to their entire FIJI group chat where no one said a thing to stop it. All of their members saw what they did to this girl, and the FIJI members just told them to delete their proof. These boys are still allowed on campus, and even showed up in the same class as the girl that they raped. The Iowa City detectives have messages of them planning to do this to her, they have their DNA, they have the videos, and the photos. Almost 1 year of struggling to get this case to court, the Iowa City county attorney told her that this case will not be taken to court, despite more than enough evidence. Since the courts wont give her justice, we need to do it ourselves. University of Nebraska isn't the only FIJI house doing this. Shut Fiji down nationwide.
Petition to Department of Education, Ousd district
Stop Oakland School's Sexual Assault
Hundreds of Oakland Tech HS walked out of class on Wednesday, November 3, 2021, to demand school leaders to do better at handling sexual misconduct. They marched two miles from Oakland Unified School District to downtown, carrying signs, repeated chants, and stopped traffic. This petition was made to spread awareness about the OUSD School District, hoping that they will do better disciplining students who break the sexual assault school policy. OUSD School District has ignored and silenced students' voices that are speaking up about it. We are planning to take this petition to the School's District Attendant and demand that they give proper punishments for students that sexually harass/rape instead of letting them go with a slap on the wrist. The principal of Oakland Tech HS, Richard Fairly needs to address the issue more than just simply sending an email to the school community. “For far too long, OUSD and surrounding districts have perpetuated a culture that has made sexual misconduct seemingly go unpunished,” stated Amara Romero, a junior who helped organize this march. Tech students have laid out five demands for the school and OUSD to implement: a policy for addressing sexual misconduct that doesn’t retraumatize survivors and that students can help create, more support for students who are survivors of sexual harm, training for school staff on how to identify sexual misconduct and how to behave appropriately around students, abolishing the district’s and the school’s student dress code, and establishing a committee of teachers and students to review allegations of sexual misconduct. We are begging you to support us, not only for students' safety but for community safety. Please spread this petition to every platform you have, any help we can get will insure that we get this problem fixed.
Petition to University Of Nebraska Lincoln, Phi Gamma Delta
BAN FIJI FOREVER (UNL)
Fiji or Phi Gamma Delta needs to pay for there actions. 13 girls have been raped so far as to be left on the lawn naked and bleeding. If you think that these people and this institution should face consequences sign this let’s get them removed.
Petition to Arlington Public Schools School Board, Yorktown High School Administration, Kevin Clark, Michael Krulfeld, Francisco Durán
Ending Ignorance on Sexual Misconduct at YHS
To put it plainly, Yorktown has a problem with sexual misconduct. We are two of many concerned students who want to change the way the system works to handle issues such as sexual harassment and assault in schools. To do this, we propose: 1. Introducing the Coaching Boys into Men (CBIM) as a program in APS. CBIM is a prevention-based education program for male athletes. It creates an open dialogue for coaches to educate their players on how to be healthy in relationships, what consent and assault are, and how to be leaders in our community.2. Introducing safeBAE education programs to Patriot Periods to spread awareness to the general student body.3. Hold students accountable for their actions in schools and make it easier for students to report sexual assault and harassment to administrators. All of the aforementioned programs are free, and there is already time allotted to social and emotional learning that could be used for these educational programs. A lot of sexual misconduct in schools is caused by ignorance; often students don’t know what they’re doing is wrong. Education is key in preventing assault and harassment. We want to make our community a safe and positive place for all students.
Petition to President of the United States, Kamala Harris, United States Supreme Court, Democratic National Committee
No deal for Criminal Informants
In light of the release of Bill Cosby, I'm petitioning for a change to Criminal Informants and the protection of the survivors who have been victims of crimes. Although this will not change the fact that Bill Cosby has been released from Prison, it is my hope that this will change how the Justice System gives a slap on the wrists to those who commit crimes. The Justice System must hold criminals accountable for what they have done! Giving a criminal a deal if they were to inform the law enforcement of a crime done by another should not negate the fact that they too have committed a crime. This magnifies the stigma, this is a double standard. Not only that but this also speaks to others who have committed crimes by giving the message that if they to were to tell on another who has committed a crime, they can get a lesser sentence which is not fair to the survivor/s of crimes. I myself have been a victim of crime and due to the stigma, I was never able to bring my assailant to justice and because of this, he walks free, able to possibly do this heinous crime to another innocent person. This is why I am pleading for a change. We can make this change! A plea like this should never be put on the table for a criminal. Help me to make a change! Please sign my petition! Victoria Jung
Petition to Spotify, Apple Music, TIDAL, YouTube
Remove the Video of Evan Rachel Wood's Sexual Assault From ALL Video/Streaming Platforms
“Heart-Shaped Glasses” is a video on YouTube that has over 32 million views: Link here, for reporting purposes. The video and/or song is also located on TIDAL, Apple Music, and Spotify. These Decision Maker’s have now been added to this petition as of 03/20/22. According to Evan Rachel Wood, Marilyn Manson raped Evan by penetration during filming which was not planned and while she was under the influence, and this is shown in the video. In her HBO two-part documentary, she states that she did not consent, she was given drugs, absinthe, and he penetrated her. While she might not be able to charge him as the statute of limitations passed, this video should not be on the internet. She speaks about this specific instance of rape, as well as goes into detail about the fact he would continue to rape what he thought was her unconscious body. Survivors and allies need to come together to remove things like this. This should not still be allowed on YouTube, or circulating anywhere for that matter. Evan has re-victimized herself over and over again to create change and a statute of limitations in the state of California, and doesn’t deserve a constant reminder of her sexual assault on the internet. According to YouTube specifically, if a video violates the Community Guidelines and Policies, they are supposed to remove it. There’s new information that has come to light, and should cause YouTube to remove this video. The video violates the Guidelines and Policies in these aspects: 1. Pornography or depicting sexual acts, genitals, or fetishes for the purpose of sexual gratification on any surface (such as video, text, audio, images) 2. Nudity or partial nudity for the purpose of sexual gratification 3. Non-consensual sex acts or unwanted sexualization 4. Violent, graphic, or humiliating fetish content where the purpose is sexual gratification You can help by: 1. Signing/Sharing 2. Reporting the video, if you have the option 3. Tweeting YouTube, as well as the CEO, @SusanWojcicki 4. Contact YouTube via Facebook/Instagram 5. If you have an eligible channel, contact the Creator Support Team 6. You can also contact YouTube at the address below. Google LLC, D/B/A YouTube901 Cherry Ave.San Bruno, CA 94066USA Spotify Contact Page: https://www.spotify.com/us/about-us/contact/ Apple Music Contact Page: https://www.apple.com/feedback/apple-music.html TIDAL Contact Page: https://tidal.com/contact When it comes to intimate partner violence (IPV), it does not always happen behind closed doors. There are often other people that witness these events, which creates the bystander effect (the theory that states that individuals are less likely to help a victim while others are present). There were witnesses present for the taping of this video who are stating that Evan was under the influence and couldn’t consent, as well as they were disturbed about her well-being. Research shows that about a third of the time, if a bystander is present victims report higher rates of injury, greater disruption in their routines, as well as poorer mental health (Taylor et Al., 2019). Evan has been very forthcoming with her claims that Manson horribly abused her and even after so many years away from him, her fear shows what trauma, abuse, isolation, assault, and blackmail can do to you. Until you’ve been in a relationship with a narcissist, it may not make sense, but it is extremely hard to break away because of the isolation, love-bombing, and whatever illusion they have created to make you feel loved. The hope is for platforms to take down this video/song, and seriously consider taking down his channel (if not now, pending the charges/conviction from the current court cases from his other partners who were assaulted). References: Taylor E, Banyard V, Grych J, Hamby S. Not All Behind Closed Doors: Examining Bystander Involvement in Intimate Partner Violence. J Interpers Violence. 2019 Sep;34(18):3915-3935. doi: 10.1177/0886260516673629. Epub 2016 Oct 22. PMID: 29294613.
Petition to Stephanie Chang, Laurie Pohutsky, Abraham Aiyash, Darrin Camilleri, Jeremy Moss, Ranjeev Puri, Kelly A. Breen, Amos O'Neal, Joe Tate
Reform Michigan's Child Sexual Abuse Laws
As a survivor of child sexual abuse, I am calling upon the Michigan Legislature to reform child sexual abuse laws, including reintroducing legislation that eliminates the statute of limitations on child sexual abuse (given that all are entitled to justice and recognizing the amount of time it takes many survivors of CSA to come forward), or, at the very least substantially extends them. The survivors of child sexual abuse deserve a window to justice. The Michigan Legislature must take a stand against lobbyists that have thwarted previous attempts to hold perpetrators accountable. The people of Michigan and the survivors of child sexual abuse have had enough of this egregious pandering to institutions that have covered up decades of child sexual abuse within their state. The 102th Michigan Legislature needs to call for a coalition of experts to once again reexamine this issue. The disgraceful ad hominem attacks on experts such as Prof. Marci A. Hamilton must end. With this petition, I am calling for a sincere fact-finding investigation by the Michigan Legislature on how to best proceed with statue of limitation reform on child sexual abuse. The crushing burden of child sexual abuse needs to be shifted from the survivors to the offenders. Lobbyists have exaggerated some statute of limitations reform economic impacts that pale in comparison to the overall impact of child sexual abuse in the United States. An honest study of these impacts will reveal that the facts are on the side of the survivors and not the powerful institutions that seek to protect these criminals and their profits. A window to justice is only one important step towards reforming Michigan’s child sexual abuse laws. Another important step forward is for the State of Michigan to consider screening for adverse childhood experiences. California has taken a bold step towards screening for adverse childhood experiences. The CDC has identified multiple damaging impacts that adverse childhood experiences can create and Michigan needs to act in a comprehensive way to address this issue. With this petition, I am calling for the Michigan Department of Health & Human Services to study screening for adverse childhood experiences. The Michigan Senate Health Policy and Human Services Committee and the Michigan House Health Policy Committee can and should hold hearings on addressing the problem of adverse childhood experiences. Update: Michigan HCR2 A concurrent resolution to declare Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) a critical health issue, commit the Legislature to action, and encourage the Governor to direct agencies to assess and report progress on reducing ACEs. https://trackbill.com/bill/michigan-house-concurrent-resolution-2-a-concurrent-resolution-to-declare-adverse-childhood-experiences-aces-a-critical-health-issue-commit-the-legislature-to-action-and-encourage-the-governor-to-direct-agencies-to-assess-and-report-progress-on-reducing-aces/1704074/ The courts and the legislature must consider the impact court revictimization can have on survivors. Closed-circuit television (CCTV) testimony is a possible victim-centered solution to this problem. Survivors of sexual abuse currently endure excruciating trauma by having to confront their abusers in court, the argument that CCTV testimony violates a defendant’s right to confrontation has been debunked. CCTV testimony for child and adult survivors is an effective way to solve this problem. Studies currently show that CCTV testimony has no impact on jury deliberation. Michigan’s sexual abuse laws must be informed by traumatology and avoid causing further injury to the survivors. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services currently has specific guidance for law enforcement responses to sexual assault. With this petition, I am calling for the MDHHS to create a Model Policy that addresses child sexual abuse exclusively. The problems that law enforcement face with conducting child sexual assault investigations are unique and should be appropriately addressed. Additionally, I am calling for the 100th Michigan Legislature, MDHHS, and the Michigan Department of Attorney General to address gaps and cohesion issues with child advocacy centers (CACs), increase funding and coverage of CACs, and create a Michigan Department of Attorney General Child Abuse Task Force that consists of multidisciplinary teams to address the systemic and widespread problem of child sexual abuse.With this petition, I am calling for the Michigan Department of Insurance and Financial Services (DIFS), the Michigan Senate Insurance and Banking Committee, and the Michigan House of Representatives Insurance Committee to create mandates that require insurance carriers to cover negligent child sexual abuse, this will create much needed deterrence to reduce the risk of child sexual abuse within youth-serving organizations. In addition to this bold step, DIFS and the legislative insurance committees can and should require insurance carriers to conduct prerequisite annual child protection audits of youth-serving organizations with stiff penalties including coverage termination. The 102th Michigan Legislature has the opportunity to be on the right side of history and stand with the survivors of child sexual abuse. Governor Gretchen Whitmer has already voiced her support for these reforms, the legislature needs to follow suit to help victims of child sexual abuse. Please take action NOW!New CDC Data Underscores Need to Address Adverse Childhood Experienceshttps://www.madinamerica.com/2019/11/new-cdc-data-shows-need-address-adverse-childhood-experiences/Forming a Multidisciplinary Team To Investigate Child Abusehttps://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/ojjdp/170020.pdfOne year's losses for child sexual abuse in US top $9 billion, new study suggestshttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/05/180521131552.htmThe economic burden of child sexual abuse in the United States.https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29533869CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE STATISTICShttp://www.d2l.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/all_statistics_20150619.pdfThe Estimated Annual Cost of Child Abuse and Neglecthttps://preventchildabuse.org/resource/the-estimated-annual-cost-of-child-abuse-and-neglect/The Impact of Child Sexual Abusehttps://www.d2l.org/the-issue/impact/Clergy Sex Abuse Survivors Face Lifelong Financial Burdenshttps://www.npr.org/2018/09/03/643702633/clergy-sex-abuse-survivors-face-lifelong-financial-burdensThe Catholic Church and Boy Scouts are lobbying against child abuse statutes. This is their playbookhttps://www.usatoday.com/in-depth/news/investigations/2019/10/02/catholic-church-boy-scouts-fight-child-sex-abuse-statutes/2345778001/CHURCH INFLUENCING STATE:How the Catholic Church Spent Millions AgainstSurvivors of Clergy Abusehttps://www.williamscedar.com/files/2019/06/ChurchInfluencingStateCatholic.pdfFor many abused by priests, no window for justicehttps://www.woodtv.com/news/target-8/for-many-abused-by-priests-no-window-for-justice/Child Sex Abuse Statistics for Statute of Limitationshttps://www.childusa.org/solImpact of Child Abuse & Neglecthttps://www.childwelfare.gov/topics/can/impact/Detroit Archdiocese transfers assets; critics say it's a shell gamehttps://www.freep.com/story/news/local/michigan/detroit/2018/12/14/detroit-archdiocese-transferring-assets/2302809002/As the Archdiocese of Detroit awaits its judgment day, it plays hide-and-seek with its money — including a Cayman Islands venturehttps://www.metrotimes.com/detroit/as-the-archdiocese-of-detroit-awaits-its-judgment-day-it-plays-hide-and-seek-with-its-money-including-a-venture-in-the-cayman-islands/Content?oid=22444383
Petition to Louisiana State House
Pass a Sexual Assault Survivors' Bill of Rights in Louisiana
In Louisiana, civil rights are not guaranteed to sexual assault survivors. Instead, they are left to navigate a confusing system alone. In the wake of COVID-19, sexual assault reports have only increased. The 1.3 million survivors in Louisiana need these civil rights protections now more than ever before. Passing a Sexual Assault Survivors' Bill of Rights in Louisiana will help survivors receive the resources, assistance, and protections they need to begin healing. That’s why I hope you’ll join me in calling on Louisiana to pass a Sexual Assault Survivors' Bill of Rights that will guarantee comprehensive, common-sense civil rights for survivors: Key Rights: The right to a sexual assault evidence collection (SAEC) kit tracking system. The right to access your own medical record related to a rape kit examination. The right to not have your rape kit destroyed before either 20 years or the statute of limitations has passed (whichever is longer). The right to be notified of your civil rights related to a sexual assault. The right to a copy of your police report. This is a crisis for the 1.3 million survivors across Louisiana, and it's time for our legislators to do something about it. Legislators in Louisiana must pass the Survivors’ Bill of Rights and provide survivors the comprehensive, common-sense rights they deserve. Sign this petition, then learn more at our website -- and if you have a few extra minutes, share this petition on Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn.